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June 4, 1936 — June 16, 2023

Stanley C. Gill, 87, of Lakeville, Minnesota, formerly of Garrettsville, Ohio, and Miami, Florida, joined his Lord and Savior on Friday, June 16, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Copley, Ohio on June 4, 1936 to the late Leo P. and Emma G. (Getz) Gill.

Stan was the happiest when he had his family around. He was always willing to help anyone who needed a hand, without expecting anything in return. Stan was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Garrettsville and a member of the Knights of Columbus. As a young man, Stan, along with his Gill family, was proud to have helped in the construction of the church. He and Nancy (Baranyai) married in 1956 and a few years and 3 children later, moved to Miami, Florida. He became a Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning contractor there, where he and business partner Sal DiSilvestro started AirTech Air Conditioning. Some years later, they started Classic Air, which today is owned and operated by his nephew Terry Ross, formerly of Garrettsville, and Terry's business partner Rosa Hallon. When Stan "retired," he and wife Nancy moved back to Ohio where he worked alongside his nephews Jerry and Greg Danku for Garrettsville Plumbing and Heating. Back on home turf, fun times and traditions began anew amongst the Gill siblings with Friday night fish nights and "fighting" over who picked where they ate, who was hosting dessert and coffee afterward, and who would "referee" the dominoes games that always ensued.

Stan was a proud graduate of Windham High School (Class of 1954), were he played multiple sports and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2017 for his achievements on the football field. He was known as a feared tackler who also played fullback and end when needed, and earned All-Conference status helping his team receive the Portage County League title in his senior season. While in Miami, Stan passed on his love of the game to his children, and was a beloved volunteer coach of pee-wee football. He rarely missed his sons' Optimist Club and high school football games, and was often in the stands for the older Club team as well, just to watch his daughter cheerleading on the sidelines. Stan felt it was important to know the kids' friends, and all were welcomed over on weekends for pizza, pool parties and water skiing. Stan and Nancy were well known and loved in their neighborhood and always enjoyed their block party gatherings. They frequently joined friends to attend Miami Hurricane and Miami Dolphin football games as well. Over the years they looked forward to the many visits by Ohio family and friends, and year after year hosted nieces and nephews who brought friends with them for "Spring Break."

In the second half of his life, Stan was blessed with 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
He treasured every moment, every visit, trip, phone conversation, video and photo he ever had
of them. Stan jumped at any chance he had to hold them, play with them, read to them,
babysit, walk them to school, attend school functions and athletic events, graduations and their
weddings. He would always tell them “Grandfather loves you.” He continually thanked God for
each of them. Stan’s family--especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren—truly was
the pride and joy of his life.

Stan’s memory will be cherished by all who loved him. He is survived by his wife Nancy (Baranyai) with whom he was blessed to share 66 ½ years of marriage; children, Diana (Dave) Simonpietri, Stanley (Sheri) Gill II, and Chuck (Mary) Gill; grandchildren, Jason (Elaina) Gill, Matt (Melissa) Gill, Andrea (Gabe) Storz and Stacie (Alex) Buszmann; great grandchildren, Sebastian, Isla, Julian, George and Demi; siblings, Helen (Gill) Danku, Leonard “Jack” Gill, and Ron (Cynthia) Gill; in-laws, Becky Gill, Davey Baranyai, Roger (Amy) Baranyai and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Ken Gill, Norma (Tom) Baker, Pauline (Ralph) Ross; sisters-in-law Marilyn Baranyai and Gladys Gill; brothers-in-law Lou Danku, Tom Baker and Ralph Ross; nieces and nephews Philip Baker, Sandy Danku, Jerry Danku, Greg Danku, great niece Tera Ross and lifelong friend Bill Eckman.

Please join the family for a visitation on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home & Cremation Services 8382 Center Street, Garrettsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, June 29, 2023 at 11 AM at St. Ambrose Catholic Church 10692 Freedom St. Garrettsville. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery.

The family would like to sincerely thank Nurse Lindsey's wonderful staff at Emerald Crest of Burnsville, MN for their loving care of Stan, and continuing care of Nancy; as well as the staff of Brighton Hospice and Fairview Ridges Hospital.

Donations would be graciously accepted by St. Ambrose Church, 10692 Freedom St. Garrettsville, OH 44231, and Emerald Crest, , 451 East Travelers Trail, Burnsville, MN 55337, in Stan's name, to honor his generous nature.
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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, June 28, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home & Cremation Services

8382 Center Street, Garrettsville, OH 44231

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Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, June 29, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Graveside Service

Thursday, June 29, 2023

12:15 - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

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